|Midwest Life Stages Double-Door Folding Metal Dog Crate, 36"L x 24"W x 27"H
|List Price: $129.99
Our Price: $55.89
You Save: $74.10 (57%)
36"L x 24"W x 27"H, model 1636DD, black. Your dog's home for life. Midwest Double Door Fold & Carry crates offer security for your dog and convenience for you. Comes with ABS pan and free divider panel. Double Door design allows for front and side loading
- Exceptionally versatile metal dog crate with adjustable divider panel
- Double doors for side and front access; slide-bolt latches; rounded corners
- Easily sets up and folds down to portable size; 2 plastic handles for carrying
- Durable satin-black electro-coat finish; ABS-plastic pan included
- Measures 36 by 24 by 27 inches; 1-year limited warranty
- Rigid Liner Tray Material Leads to Excessive Noise
This is my first review so please bare with me. I felt compelled to write this review because of all of the positive feedback which ultimately influenced my decision to purchase this kennel. Well, the feedback coupled with the discount price...
We have 2 dogs, one which is a bulldog puppy and the other is an adult boston terrier (very small). We wanted to get a second kennel so both dogs would be in a similar size kennel since the adult is already well trained.
Much to our dismay, this kennel seemed pale in comparison to our existing kennel which was purchased a year or two ago from a local national pet store for just a few dollars extra.
The metal wire on this kennel seemed to be far less thick which meant it was completely unsuitable for the bulldog puppy. It is about the same thickness of a wire hanger which black enamel paint on it.
Really, the worst part was the hard plastic liner tray made it unlivable for the smaller dog since it seemed to magnify even the slightest movement on it. For example, we would hear TAP TAP TAP all night long as the boston terrier moved during her sleep. It was so loud that we could hear it throughout our house.
Additionally, the liner has a rough texture to it. I assume its to prevent a puppy from sliding around since they do not tend to have rough paws. But with a small mature dog, it was absolutely impossible to listen to the scratching on the surface all day and night.
In contrast, our existing kennel had more of a rubbery plastic liner. The fact that it was more pliable meant that it absorbs most of the sound and either dog can move around in it without much noise at all. The rubbery texture also meant that it could be smooth while still providing some grip for the dog.
So you are thinking, why not just put a kennel mat inside ?? Well we did, and the noise actually comes from the tray tapping against the bottom metal wire. To solve this problem, we want and purchased a roll of some padded shelf liner. The liner costs approximately $8. So when you add the cost of the liner plus the kennel plus the shipping, we could have gotten a quality kennel locally for the same price. Not to mention the sleep we lost trying to figure out how to solve the problem.
Hope this helps....more info
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A very good size crate for my jack russell terrier. My dog is an adult dog so I don't have to use the divider, but it's a very good feature that allows you to tailor the crate's size for young puppies to adult dogs. I also bought the Midwest Quiet Time Pet Bed, Fleece, 30" x 21" that fits perfectly into this crate. Amazon has the best price, I've looked everywhere else. I'm very happy with it....more info
We were looking for a new wire kennel to replace one we had for over 15 years when we were getting our new Sheltie puppy. This kennel was perfect. Although, according to most sizing charts, we should have gotten one size smaller (we got the 36") this is a good size and the divider panel works great. We started the living area for the dog small and, as he has grown have moved the divider back as needed.
The wire used is sturdy and the spacing between the wire is fine. Although our puppy can put his nose and paws through the wires he won't get stuck doing so.
When you get the kennel out of the box save the box. You can and should cut a piece from the box and place it between the wire and the bottom panel to deaden any noise of bottom against the wire.
The only thing I miss is access from the top. The top of our old kennel could be unlatched (that is how it folded), which we could do to put things into the kennel without opening the door, even putting the puppy in. This kennel does not have any access from the top. Nevertheless, we have trained our puppy to enter the kennel with no problems and he will go in on his own to play....more info
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This crate is excellent (my third purchase). The value is excellent and the double doors make it very convenient to use it in the back of my SUV. ...more info
- Great crate!
The crate was at my door in 3 days. My dog loves it. It is sturdy and has plenty of room for a husky. ...more info
- great crate
Two doors gives a lot more flexibility in placement. Delivery was 5-9 with free super saver shipping, but it arrived in two days! yeah....more info
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it's been more than a year since i bought this crate for my lab. it's a well made, easy assembly crate. we had to replace the plastic pan it comes with, it cracked and replacement was kind of expensive ($25) so that's why i give it 4 stars. otherwise it's a good product. make sure you put a cardboard under the pan because otherwise it will crack like ours. ...more info
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My dog has been using this crate for about 2 weeks now. The instructions were easy to read and the crate was easy to assemble. It only took about 5 minutes before it was ready to go. It is well built, and seems very sturdy.
The only reason why I'm giving this a 4 instead of a 5, is because the bottom latch on the front door is not very easy to operate, I have to lift up on the door to get it to latch properly. The other 3 latches all operate with ease. That being said, that is only a minor issue, I'm very happy with this product.
I saved about $20 by purchasing it from Amazon versus in the local chain pet store. Very happy with this product....more info
- It never arrived
I have seen the product, and it is of good quality. Too bad I never received it in the mail. Amazon reported it as shipped, but Fed Ex said kept saying they never received it. I would stay away from this vendor....more info
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I had purchased this same item 2 years ago at PetSmart -and boy was it costly! I searched online and found this one at almost a quarter of the price I paid for the first one! Also, before you purchase a crate you would be well advised to read customer reviews on them -Thank goodness I did! My Lab/Retriever/Newfoundland puppy would have bent the wire on the Life Stages crates now at PetSmart! The customer reviews had complaints about that, so I kept looking for the exact one I already have. I couldn't be more pleased with the product -the divider that comes with the crate is priceless! As my puppy grows and learns that the crate is his "den" I can allow him to have more room. I use the divider in my first crate to separate my 2 dogs now -the puppy and dog get along well, but the puppy has "messed" in that crate without the divider because there was so much room. So with the divider in place, both dogs can be crated happily in one crate in the living room, and the second one is for the puppy at night in the bedroom. ...more info
- Good Product
Very sturdy and the dog loves it. He goes in the crate all the time and loves his new home. I recommend this product....more info
- Don't purchase this crate if you have a destructive dog!!
I purchased this crate in a larger size for one of my dogs and have been very pleased with it. So, I purchased it for my other dog who has a little separation anxiety and is destructive when he is alone. He lasted 4 days in it. He bent the wires and pulled a few off totally. He can get his head through the hole and now I am afraid to put him in it. Basically, it is useless to me now. ...more info
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We bought our daughter a midwest life stage dog crate and then we got one when she gave us a new puppy. They are both just purfect for our size dog. The construction is good and they are easy to carry with us on trips. The price was so much better that the stores even with shipping.
We received it very quickly, too. S. Akins...more info
Just what I needed, and at a far more reasonable price than what they have at PetCo....more info
- Great Crate
We have a soft-coated Wheaten Terrier and this is the perfect crate for him. We put it in the back of our Subaru Forester and it fits perfectly and he can see out all the windows, so he now enjoys riding in the car....more info
- Just perfect!
Looks and works exactly as described. This crate sets up and folds down easily and is perfect for traveling....more info
- Get exactly what they promise.
Everything looked and functioned as was promised in the product description. No problems at all with this product....more info
- Buy togeather package a rip off
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